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    Depends where you keep it... and possibly the...

    Depends where you keep it... and possibly the quality and type of food. When I just had one dog with me, a picky 50lb Aussie, a 35lb bag of proplan sport would last 2 months. Never had any issues...
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    Try walking faster... and you've got to be more...

    Try walking faster... and you've got to be more interesting than the grass. Part of it's age/maturity, part of it's the handler.
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    Depends what kind of vet you are looking for......

    Depends what kind of vet you are looking for... any vet can do vaccinations and deworming. Acker is really good at orthopedic or other specialized surgery, hopefully something you don't need for your...
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    Treat a soft dog like he can't handle pressure,...

    Treat a soft dog like he can't handle pressure, and he'll never be able to.

    Low drive is a different issue and you and your dog may benefit from some lessons or time with good trainers that will...
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    Young pup, you don't need private lessons. Find a...

    Young pup, you don't need private lessons. Find a group obedience class if you feel like taking classes.

    I've only taken a couple lessons - typically I pay about $50-60 for an hour private lesson...
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    Based on your other post my first guess is too...

    Based on your other post my first guess is too much (or poorly timed) pressure.

    Figure out how to get him set up correctly the first time without pressure or fixing his position and condition...
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    I was really pleased with the outcome of the tci...

    I was really pleased with the outcome of the tci I had done on my bitch, if I'm going to the trouble to deal with AI in the future I'll opt for the procedure with a 15% higher conception rate than...
  8. Not too early to spay. Spaying is a good idea.......

    Not too early to spay. Spaying is a good idea.... but I think my first action would be to remove that mammary gland. It's behaving abnormally...
  9. Backwards heeling is easier to teach before you...

    Backwards heeling is easier to teach before you force that sit. Dog has to stand up to walk backwards, obviously.

    The only reasons I've seen for it is teaching the dog how to use his back end...
  10. Thread: obedience

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    I was thinking about this last night while...

    I was thinking about this last night while working a green dog. Best advice I ever got was this:

    1. Never give a command you cannot, or are not willing, to enforce.

    2. Never give a command and...
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    You'd be ahead in conception rate and finances to...

    You'd be ahead in conception rate and finances to pay a specialist for it like the rest of the world does. Unless you're doing as many breedings as a puppy mill, you'll be paying more in equipment...
  12. It's going to be much busier than I anticipated,...

    It's going to be much busier than I anticipated, lol.

    I agree with the rest of your post. I'm obviously in favor of education, but try not to underestimate anyone's experience, or the healing...
  13. Thread: obedience

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    Really tough topic to teach someone, especially...

    Really tough topic to teach someone, especially online. Sure you're working toward only one command, but on a green dog there's going to be a lot of "sit, good dog, good sit, gooood sit." You're...
  14. Swack- I'm not seeing an obvious hormonal...

    Swack-

    I'm not seeing an obvious hormonal benefit to eating placentas (beyond possible fetal/maternal bonding). However placentas are highly vascularized tissue which indicates they'd provide some...
  15. So speaking of differing opinions... Manual of...

    So speaking of differing opinions...

    Manual of Small Animal Reproduction and Neonatology - "Following ovulation and the formation of the corpora lutea, there is little difference in progesterone...
  16. Interesting topic in the last two posts.... CLs...

    Interesting topic in the last two posts.... CLs on the ovary are the only source of progesterone in the dog. The placenta produces progesterone in some species but canines are not one of them. Also...
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    I don't have a problem with her defending her...

    I don't have a problem with her defending her space if you weren't looking out for her, there's no reason for another dog to come visiting, but I do have a problem with a dog going looking for a...
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    I have a 6 and 4 year old, adding a new pup to...

    I have a 6 and 4 year old, adding a new pup to the pack soon, I wouldn't recommend two beginner level dogs at once. I have one finished, seasoned competion dog, one green early advanced dog, and then...
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    Looks like an abscess Justin. I also don't see...

    Looks like an abscess Justin. I also don't see any mammary gland involvement or inflammation extending to adjacent glands that would make me suspicious of mastitis.

    Coming from a large animal...
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    Check your messages.

    Check your messages.
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    It's just another way of avoiding pressure. He's...

    It's just another way of avoiding pressure. He's somewhere between doesn't understand and doesn't want to. I like to move to walking fetch for a few days, feel it makes the fetch off the ground...
  22. (ID) FC AFC Fen Wizzard pups whelped August 1st

    Yellow-factored blacks whelped 8/1. 4 females, 5 males. FC AFC Fen Wizzard (FC Fargo II x FC Case Hardened Colors) x Top Guns Heart of a Lady CDX JH (Top Guns Heart of a Lion MH (several JAMs, 3rd...
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    Implantation does take place about day 17-21. ...

    Implantation does take place about day 17-21.

    That said I had a TCI on a maiden bitch, ran a double header hunt test in hot weather day 18, and another one day 26, ultrasound shows pups due in...
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    The more advanced the dog is and the more...

    The more advanced the dog is and the more experienced I've gotten at training, the less visible corrections I use. Doesn't mean they aren't there, only that most people won't notice that I just fixed...
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    Yep. It'll fix itself with more experience. He...

    Yep. It'll fix itself with more experience. He may always do it when playing and not retrieving (working) though....

    There's much bigger things to worry about; I wouldn't pick this battle to fight.
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